Each and every year, our country commemorates the events of September 11th, America’s birthday on July 4th, the attack on Pearl Harbor, and Veterans Day. Respectfully, our country honors military families. Whether a family member serves in the United States Navy, Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, or the Marines, serving a proud nation cannot be a greater privilege. Amtrak, America’s railroad, is honoring military families with a salute that will forever be appreciated. Amtrak is offering a ten percent discount on most routes throughout the United States. Amtrak is a proud supporter of the United States Armed Forces and military families. Military families are well-deserving of such an honorable discount. Amtrak cannot be more honored but to salute military families with a thank you so gracious. What are the perks to this discount? Here’s what it entails.
There are more than one million servicemen and women who serve our nation. In addition to that, there are more than eight hundred thousand who serve as reserves. Amtrak is extending a warm thank you to these dedicated men and women and their families, for their sacrifice and the sense of pride which they exemplify on a never-ending basis. Military personnel save ten percent on Amtrak fare. In service to our country, it feels as if they are being rolled out the red carpet. With valid active-duty United States Armed Forces identification cards, active-duty United States military personnel, their spouses and their dependents are eligible to receive a ten percent discount on the lowest available rail fare. This discount is valid on most Amtrak trains, including the Auto Train. All that military families need to do is use the “Fare Finder” option at the beginning of their search and select ‘Military’ for each passenger as appropriate to receive the discount. Additionally, Amtrak supports and thanks America’s Armed Forces by welcoming the uniformed military personnel to the head of the ticket line.
Amtrak offering this great discount to military personnel and military families can’t be any greater gesture of “Thank you!”. However, there are some conditions which military personnel must keep in mind. Before riding the rails, there is a small handful of limitations to be aware of. The military discount is not valid with Saver Fares. The military discount is not valid on weekday Acela Express trains. The military discount does not apply to Business class, First class or sleeping accommodation. These upgrades are permitted upon payment of the full accommodation charges. The military discount is not valid for travel on certain Amtrak Thruway connecting services. Further, the military discount is not valid on the Canadian portion of services operated jointly by Amtrak and VIA Rail Canada. Finally, the military discount may not be combined with other discount offers. Military personnel must refer to the terms and conditions for each offer.
From sea to shining sea, Amtrak provides unforgettable train experiences for the American family. For military personnel and military families, Amtrak cannot show a greater form of gratitude for their sacrifice. The ten percent military discount is Amtrak’s “Thank you!” to the dedicated men and women who represent our country nationwide and around the globe. It is not just a ten percent discount to pay less. It is a ten percent discount showing America’s military families that they are forever honored for representing their beloved nation. Also, they are honored for representing the great values that it stands for. Amtrak’s trains do more than just sport the blue, red, and white pin stripes. Amtrak’s trains bear those colors standing for a much greater cause. America’s military families are welcomed aboard with open arms. The ten percent military discount is Amtrak’s salute to them saying “Thank you!”, “Welcome aboard!”, and “Let’s roll!”.